I find it impossible to think of the word ‘modelling’ without saying it in a Aveline from Bread accent (a reference which no doubt means nothing to international readers or anyone not alive in the 1980s!). But to fill you in on what I have been doing since my last post, I have indeed been doing two very different types of modelling.
The first has not been much fun if I’m honest, as it has involved lots of statistical modelling (and analysis and endless re-writes and feedback) as I am in the very final stages of my PhD now and so it has become a bit all consuming. All being well, I should be submitting at the end of June and then it’s a case of preparing for the viva and then once the viva is done, working through the corrections. It’s been a looooooong process and I will admit I am flagging a bit at the moment but got to keep reminding myself that the end is in sight.
The second type of modelling though, was LOADS more fun! And very creatively inspiring and thought-provoking too. I may have mentioned that my favourite thing to knit is hats and fellow knitters may also be aware of an amazing hat patter designer called Woolly Wormhead, who designs the most incredible hats. One day a few months ago I was procrastinating on Twitter and saw that she was looking for models for her new hat collection…a few emails later and away we went! It’s not something I would normally do but I have been consciously trying to make myself do new things this year (there is a long blog post about this brewing in my head but that’s for another time!).
Anyway, the collection is called Painted Woolly Toppers and all of the hats are designed for hand-painted yarns so perfect for using up that one beautiful skein you couldn’t resist but never could think what to do with. For a colour lover like me, I was in heaven! I still can’t decide which my favourite is but there is definitely something for everyone in the collection. If you have a look at my Instagram (@cherylandersonwrites or you should be able to see my feed over in the sidebar there), you can see some of the gorgeous hats or if you have a look here you can see all of the hats and order the e-book on pre-release. Early purchasers of the eBook will receive the single patterns as weekly instalments, and the final collection will be delivered by the end of May 2015. As each pattern is made available, you will receive a fresh download link for immediate access. If you prefer hard copies, they should be available from the end of May.
By the way, I’m not on commission for this or anything, I just really love her designs! I really can’t wait till the PhD is finished, or at least submitted, so I can go through my little collection of ‘special yarns’ and knit up some of the hats for myself!
I have got one other big piece of news but you’ll have to wait till the next post for that…x